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Ex-Dallas officer who killed neighbor found guilty of murder

 

October 2, 2019

Tom Fox – Dallas Morning News

Fired Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger faces the jury and answers questions from her counsel in her own murder defense in the 204th District Court at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old neighbor in his own apartment last year. She said she mistook his fourth-floor apartment for her own.

DALLAS - A white former Dallas police officer who shot her black unarmed neighbor to death after, she said, mistaking his apartment for her own was convicted of murder Tuesday in a verdict that prompted tears of relief from his family and chants of "black lives matter" from a crowd outside the courtroom.

The same jury that found Amber Guyger guilty in the September 2018 death of her upstairs neighbor, Botham Jean, will consider her fate after hearing additional testimony that started Tuesday afternoon. Her sentence could range from five years to life in prison under Texas law.

http://www.startribune.com/deliberations-set-to-resume-in-dallas-ex-cop-s-murder-trial/561837622/

 

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